The future of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – A focus on creating Development Management Professionals


In 2015, spearheaded by United Nations, 194 countries adopted a set of seventeen goals to end povertyprotect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Officially titled as ‘Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’, it demands a boost in the development sector of every nation to meet the set ‘Global Goals’ with 169 targets between them.

In the ecologically imbalanced and impoverished world, an agenda like this is an urgent need of the world that needs appropriate and collective efforts. Such a massive development agenda requires everyone to do their part: governments, the private sector, civil society and people like us. In such a context, Human Circle has extended full support to Indian School of Development Management (ISDM), a pioneering institution established to develop the discipline of Development Management that aims to facilitate the creation of a cadre of professional leaders and managers for the development sector. ISDM is a partner for the 8th Young India Challenge (YIC) at IIT Delhi on 4-5 March 2017. The focus of YIC is to engage and empower young people to find innovative and sustainable solutions for the UN SDGs.


This post is for everyone out there who envisions making significant difference to the impact, scale and sustainability of organisations working for the betterment of society and especially improving the quality of life of the underserved. Development Work and Development Management requires a fundamentally different outlook and approach from the Corporate or Business world because the basic aspirations and objectives are significantly different.

ISDM will produce the next generation of CEOs, leaders for the social development sector through grounded education and professional development offerings. It aim to be a world class educational institution that builds an entire ecosystem for Development Management. ISDM is now accepting applications for its 1 Year Post Graduate Programme in Development Leadership. They also curate Professional Development Programmes for working professionals and ensure placements with leading organisations.

Apply before 19th February, 2017, and you can even get a chance to earn 100% scholarship. Check out: The future lies in your hands! Do it for yourself. Do it to create a better, balanced and more sustainable world. #DoWhatYouLove


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